Category: Podcasts

Podcast: Blue Collar Small Business Owners Can Build Tech Too!

Ricardo Regalado is the CEO and Founder of Route, a business management platform for commercial cleaning and building services.

Ricardo is a serial entrepreneur who loves to lead and empower his teams with an inspiration to succeed in the game of life. He is firmly convinced that “where we work and who we work with eventually becomes our second family”. Has founded 3 companies in the facility services industry. A visionary who wants to genuinely impact the cleaning industry and world with positivity, he walks in the shoes of the customers he built Route for. Leads with passion and a relentless work ethic and innovates the industry with technology and processes.

Podcast: Innovation in E-commerce in a Covid-19 World

Subha Shetty is the newly appointed VP of Loyalty Projects at Synchrony, a leading consumer financial company and the world’s largest private label credit card. She came to Synchrony via an acquisition of Loop Commerce, a groundbreaking e-commerce start-up, where she headed Product, Design and Analytics.  Subha is a seasoned product leader with 15+ years of e-commerce, retail and SaaS expertise in both big and small companies like eBay,, Upwork (2018 IPO). She has created market leading products from scratch that are at the intersection of technology, data, AI and customer experience such as the Walmart To-Go solution in 2010 that pioneered online grocery delivery and the relaunch of Zenfolio from a boutique brand to a leading SaaS solution for photographers.

Subha is passionate about elevating the role of product and product managers and helping startup founders, especially during the pandemic. She sponsors events for Women-in-Product, is a mentor to leading start-up accelerators like 500 Start-ups & Founders Institute and an active advisor and angel investor. Subha obtained her MBA from University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and lives in the bay area with her husband and energetic 7 year-old son.

Podcast: How to Shift from Just Winning Deals to Winning Customers for Life

Jim Berryhill is the CEO & Co-Founder of DecisionLink. Jim spent over 30 years in enterprise software sales and sales management, leading high-performance teams at ADR, CA, Siebel Systems and HP Software with a focus on value selling.

He founded DecisionLink with a vision to empower companies to make customers for life by delivering the first enterprise-class platform for Customer Value Management. Jim is a graduate of the University of Georgia, resides in Atlanta with his wife Elise and has two children and three grandchildren.

Podcast: Telemedicine and Women’s Health: How to Increase Access

Leveraging tech to enable better access and quality of care for underserved women with with Livia Keseman, Strategic Project Manager @ TwentyEight Health.

Livia Keseman is the Strategic Project Manager at TwentyEight Health. She has always been passionate about healthcare. Her background is biomedical engineering and has worked for 5 years at Ion Beam Applications, the world leader in proton therapy (a new technology to treat cancer). After those 5 years, Livia got selected at a prestigious competition, the Prince Albert Fund (Belgian equivalent of 30 under 30). She then worked for Byteflies, a successful digital health startup.

Podcast: Dilution is not the Solution: Financing Beyond VC

Is it possible to achieve hyper-growth without selling large parts of your company to investors?

Miguel Fernandez is an engineer, SaaS operator and co-founder and CEO of Capchase. Miguel started his career in consulting and then ran sales and customer success at a pre-revenue SaaSCo, taking it from 0 to a few million in ARR. After that, he went to do his MBA at HBS, before dropping out to pursue Capchase.

Miguel founded Capchase with two ex-colleagues and an HBS classmate to put non-dilutive funding on autopilot and help founders keep more of their companies and focus their energy and time into what really matters – building and shipping great products.

Podcast: Powering our Digital Lives

With our lives becoming increasingly digital, will our infrastructure keep up? with CEO & Founder @ Salad Technologies.

Bob Miles is a pilot, aerospace engineer, two time founder and the founder of  Bob started his career in Australia working with the national airline and soon moved into the startup arena.  After a decade working as a product manager in the mobile space, Bob moved to the US to join an early stage startup in the aerospace industry.

Three years ago, Bob founded Salad with the mission to be the easiest and most trusted way to share your computer.

Podcast: The Value of Consistency

Dr. Tye Caldwell is the Cofounder & CEO of ShearShare, the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app. Recognized as a tech visionary and industry pioneer, Dr. Tye has grown ShearShare to be the greatest engine of jobs and wealth creation for the beauty and barbering industry. By redesigning the B2B beauty industry and serving an underserved niche, Dr. Tye is enabling more than 1,000,000 licensed professionals to work on their terms and maximize their earnings potential, while salon and barbershop owners make money on unused space.

Prior to creating ShearShare, Dr. Tye owned and operated an award-winning salon in Dallas, Texas, which was the genesis behind ShearShare. He has worked in beauty for 26 years as a master barber-stylist, educator, and small business coach, offering his decades of industry knowledge as a proven roadmap.

Dr. Tye serves on the Advisory Boards for multiple beauty schools and is a frequent guest lecturer at barber colleges and hairstyling institutes around the globe. He is now member-elect to the Professional Beauty Association’s Advisory Council, he coaches the next generation of salon and barbershop owners, and his #1 best-selling book, Mentored by Failure: A 5-Point Guide to Long-Term Success in the Beauty & Style Industry, is often used for continuing education curriculum. ShearShare was the first Texas startup to win Google Demo Day 2018, Tech. Co’s Startup of the Year 2016, and was named a TechWeek100. Dr. Tye’s work has been featured in Fast Company, the New York Times, Black Enterprise, the Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune, Modern Salon, and TechCrunch.

Dr. Tye Caldwell is a licensed instructor and educator, and received his Doctorate of Professional Barbering from Miracle University. He enjoys international travel, reading, and spending time with his wife, Courtney, and 20-year-old son, Trey, a sophomore cadet and football player at the United States Air Force Academy.

Podcast: AI and Machine Learning Revolutionize Consumer Packaged Goods

How software is changing Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) forever with Yaniv Sariq, Co-Founder and CEO @ The Mohawk Group.

Yaniv Sarig has served as a director and our President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2018, is a co-founder of Mohawk Opco and has served as a director and President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2014. Prior to co-founding Mohawk, Yaniv led the Financial Services Engineering department at Coverity, a leading software startup providing code quality and security solutions for top financial institutions and hedge funds in New York including NYSE, Nasdaq, JPMC and Barclays, from April 2012 to April 2014.

Before joining Coverity, Yaniv held lead technical roles at Bloomberg from October 2011 to April 2012 and EPIQ Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: EPIQ), a legal process outsourcing company, from February 2006 to October 2011. Prior to moving to New York City, he lived in Israel where he held various software engineering roles at startups from various industries including companies involved in digital printing solutions and military navigation systems. Yaniv also served in the IDF Special Forces from November 1995 to November 1998, where he obtained the rank of Sergeant First Class. He aholds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Touro College, is fluent in English, French, Hebrew and C++.

Podcast: How a Customer-Centric Culture Creates Great Digital Experiences

Most companies say they are customer obsessed, but their processes too often prioritize revenue and competitors. Product Innovator Tatyana Mamut (fmr Nextdoor, Amazon, Salesforce, IDEO) will share the practical approach to creating a customer-centric culture and achieving breakthrough success.

Tatyana Mamut empowers companies to anticipate, innovate, and win in the age of digital disruption. She is a Silicon Valley tech executive with over 20 years’ experience in digital experiences, brand, and organizational transformation.

As an executive at iconic tech companies (Amazon, Salesforce, Nextdoor), she has fused customer-obsessed product innovation with aligned culture & leadership to fuel hypergrowth. Her career has spanned the globe as well as several domains (consumer tech, SaaS, fintech, education) and new technologies (IoT, AI, Blockchain).

Podcast: Overcoming the Challenges of Connecting in This Remote World

How to use the power and uniqueness of your voice to build business with RJ Stephens, Chief Revenue Officer @ Airdeck

RJ Stephens is the Chief Revenue Officer of Airdeck. He possesses over 20+ years SaaS sales and sales leadership experience, from working for large public companies such as Demandware (now Salesforce Commerce Cloud), Digital River, and divisions of  and Oracle / NetSuite; to 4 early stage and innovative tech startups. He has worked with a broad range of technologies including most of the top commerce technology companies, web / data analytics, conversion optimization, chat, custom application development, software implementation agencies, peer-to-peer fundraising tech, and now an asynchronous communication platform; in roles from Strategic Account Director to SVP of Sales & Marketing.

Before getting in tech, RJ ran health-clubs and consulted in the fitness industry (Golds Gyms) for 5 years and was part of a team that launched a health club concept on the East Coast. He grew up in a small town in Central Illinois (Dad was a farmer) , graduated from University of Illinois, but ended up landing in a warmer climate and never left. Now he lives in San Diego with his wife and 3 children.

Podcast: Real-Time Diagnostic Feedback in Virtual Meetings Promotes Healthy Collaboration

Using AI to improve how cross functional teams communicate with Beth Porter, CEO and co-founder of Riff Analytics.

Beth Porter is the CEO and co-founder of Riff Analytics, which develops automated coaching tools to help people learn how they communicate with others. Beth’s background is in education technologies and software engineering.

She ran product development at edX, as well as leading higher education online platform development at Pearson Education. In addition to her entrepreneurial activities, Beth teaches and mentors MBA students at Boston University and MIT.

Podcast: People Leaders: The Catalyst to Organization Success in 2021

Why is it essential for organizations to focus on their people? And what is the magic to achieve success?

Melissa Ribeiro, a Brazilian born and raised, led global HR organizations in information technology, entertainment, and the news industry, during tenures with Thomson Reuters, Yahoo, Opera MediaWorks, and Deluxe Entertainment Group, and currently as the Chief People Officer at Actian Corporation.

Her focus is to be the link between the people function and Growth by keeping the employee population engaged and  advising  C-level how to succeed under any circumstances ( M&A, divestiture, Covid, and organizational change)

Podcast: Paperless Language School of the Future

How investment in technology allowed one language school to reduce costs and its environmental impact, while providing real time data to Fortune 500 customers with Iñigo López, CEO @ Eszett Business Language Services

Iñigo López is the CEO of Ezsett Business Language Services. His background includes more than 20 years’ experience managing international companies operating in diverse sectors including telecommunications, software development and international trading.

He graduated as a Telecommunications Engineer from the University of Cantabria and holds an MBA from the business and marketing school ESIC in Madrid.

Inigo is a native Spanish speaker and has business level fluency in English, French and Portuguese, having been relocated for work to Ireland, the UK, France and Brazil. Additionally, he has a B2 level in German and B1 in Italian.

Podcast: Cloud Computing & Data & Analytics

How is Cloud Computing helping Data & Analytics?

Meenakshi Thanikachalam is the Head of Data Strategy & Data Architecture for Ally.

Before that she led Data Architecture and Analytics team at The Hartford, Ingersoll-Rand. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the CDO (Chief Data Officer’s) Magazine. As a technology executive, she’s a goal-oriented leader & advisor with a passion and enthusiasm to foster ideas and produce creative solutions to difficult problems by focusing on delivering value by creating and executing data transformation initiatives. She is an advocate for Women in technology/Women in Data.

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